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National Treasure: Book of Secrets (2007)

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Benjamin Gates must follow a clue left in John Wilkes Booth's diary to prove his ancestor's innocence in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Director:

Jon Turteltaub

Writers:

Marianne Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys), Cormac Wibberley (screenplay) (as The Wibberleys) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nicolas Cage ... Ben Gates
Justin Bartha ... Riley Poole
Diane Kruger ... Abigail Chase
Jon Voight ... Patrick Gates
Helen Mirren ... Emily Appleton
Ed Harris ... Mitch Wilkinson
Harvey Keitel ... Sadusky
Bruce Greenwood ... The President
Ty Burrell ... Connor
Michael Maize ... Daniel
Timothy V. Murphy ... Seth (as Timothy Murphy)
Alicia Coppola ... FBI Agent Spellman
Armando Riesco ... FBI Agent Hendricks
Albert Hall ... Dr. Nichols
Joel Gretsch ... Thomas Gates
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Storyline

Several years since Benjamin Franklin Gates (Nicolas Cage) found the Knight's Templar and became rich and famous. Now, another treasure hunter named Mitch Wilkinson (Ed Harris) has found what is a missing page of the diary of John Wilkes Booth, which contains clues to the location of a lost city of gold, Ben must compete against Mitch to find the lost city, he goes to France and Great Britain to find other clues and even peak inside the President's secret book to put the pieces of the puzzle together, his parents and his friends also help Ben find the lost city and to stay one step ahead of Mitch. Written by John Wiggins

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some violence and action | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When Ben ( Nicolas Cage ) and Abigail ( Diane Kruger ) visit the White House, Ben gets into a confrontation with a small boy. When the boy goes to leave, he can be seen curling the index finger on his left hand. In another Disney movie, The Kid (2000) , with Bruce Willis , this finger curl is a trait of the young Russ Duritz, played by Spencer Breslin . This movie was also directed by Jon Turteltaub, and the finger curl is a sign of annoyance. See more »

Goofs

When Ben and Riley are in Paris and flying the toy chopper you can see the Eiffel Tower on the screen on Riley's control. In the next scene when Ben talks with the French police you can see the Eiffel Tower on the other side of the bridge. See more »

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[first lines]
Barkeep: He's in the other room.
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Crazy Credits

The Jerry Bruckheimer logo becomes a real life version of itself as a road some Union soldiers walk along towards 1865 Washington DC. See more »


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Familiar Places II
Written by Barry De Vorzon (as Barry Devorzon), Richard Hazard
Courtesy of APM Music
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Enjoyable and recommendable
1 January 2008 | by barrys82See all my reviews

It was a good movie but not as good as the first one. I think that its just the same story as the first one with very little changes. Treasure hunter Ben Gates tries to clean its name by looking for an ancient treasure. The first half of the movie is kinda slow and even tiresome, too much talking and very little action. But it gets better on the second part towards to the end. The cast is excellent, Nicolas Cage in a role he knows very well, Jon Voight as Cage fathers is very convincing, Ed Harris is the bad guy that the only thing he wants is to find the treasure and keep it to himself, Harvey Keitel as an FBI agent wit a brief but convincing performance and Helen Mirren as Nicola's mother with a good and even funny performance. Although this movie isn't the greatest thing, it is very enjoyable and entertaining, perfect to spend some time with the family.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

21 December 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$130,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,783,772, 23 December 2007

Gross USA:

$219,964,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$459,242,249
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2.39 : 1
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